Star Calendar

Upcoming events and activities in Aldergrove and area

Proud to be Canadian – Aldergrove Skating Club Pop Concert on Friday, March 9, 6:30 p.m. at Aldergrove Arena, 2882 – 272 St. Tickets $10, free to under four years old. Info and reservations: email info@aldergroveskating club.com

Income Tax Clinics – Free clinics for low-income individuals will be offered between mid-March and the end of April at Aldergrove and Muriel Arnason Libraries. Need a hand preparing your income tax return? If your return is straightforward, and you are low-income, please call to arrange an appointment with a community volunteer and have your tax return e-filed free of charge. Aldergrove Library 604-856-6415 or Muriel Arnason Library 604-532-3590 or ISS of B.C. 604-510-5136.

Langley Meals on Meals urgently looking for volunteer drivers in Aldergrove. Contact 604-533-1679.

ESL Conversation Classes – free English as a second language classes every Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, 3025 – 264 St. All are welcome, no charge. Info: Diane Fox 604-533-3352.

Aldergrove Art Club – meets Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 – 272 St., Aldergrove. Members practice, socialize and help each other. Everyone is welcome. Info: Laurie 604-856-6990 or Joan 604-856-9792.

Aldergrove Legion Hall – rentals at 26607 Fraser Highway available anytime. Seating up to 120. Day or evening rates available. Suitable for meetings, dances, weddings, fundraising events. Ample parking. Catering available. Info: 604-856-8814.

Brantley Gilbert – The Ones That Like Me Tour with guests Tim Hicks and Josh Phillips, Sat., March 10, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $39.50, $59.50, $65. available at www.livenation.com. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000

Scandinavian Club of the Fraser Valley – monthly pot-luck dinner at 6 p.m., Monday, March 12, at the Masonic Hall, 33860 Pine St., Abbotsford. Sweden will be highlighted. Come and enjoy the many delicious and interesting dishes. Guests and potential new members are welcome. Info: Len at 778-255-6782 or Eigil at 604-870-8601 or email jensenke@shaw.ca.

Abbotsford Women’s Connection – “Smashin’ Fashions Breakfast” on Wed., March 14, 9:30 a.m. in Azalea Room, Garden Park Tower, 2825 Clearbrook Rd. Cost $14, featuring a fashion show with planning team in some “interesting” outfits and speaker Cathy Mogus shares “Living With Integrity in an Unethical World”. Reservations: Mary 604-607-5616 or Jenny 604-857-0118 or reservationsabbyconnect@gmail.com

Fraser Valley Watermedia Society – meetings Thursday, March 15, 7-8:30 p.m. at W J Mouat Secondary School, Art Room 307 for a fun evening featuring local artist Meshaal Alzeer facilitating a presentation on acrylic painting. Call Carol Portree 604-850-9694 to reserve your spot. Drop-in fee for the demo for non-members is $5. Website at https://www.fvwatermediasociety.com/

Colin James – Thursday, March 15 at the Clarke Theatre, Mission. Tickets are $45 (plus facility fee & service charges) at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-855-955-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.

Langley Writers Guild – meets on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Thursday of each month (except July and August) at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Hall, 20676 Fraser Highway, Langley. Writers and would-be writers of poetry and prose (fiction and non-fiction) gather for gentle critiques, inspiration, and the occasional workshop. Info: 604-534-1842.

Brett Kissel – Sat., March 17 at Hub International Theatre, Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Tickets $37.50 available at Centre Box Office. Charge by phone at 604-391-7469 or online at www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

Jim Byrnes – with special guest Mainstreet Muze (Babe Gurr, Steve Hilliam and Adam Popowitz) on Friday, March 23 at the Chief Sepass Theatre, 9096 Trattle Street, Fort Langley. Tickets $45 (plus facility fee & service charges) at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-855-955-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.

Chilliwack – classic rockers with guests Prism, Thurs., March 29 at Clarke Theatre, Mission. Tickets $49.50 at Ticketmaster, charge by phone 1-855-955-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca

Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good – with guests, Saturday, March 31, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets available at www.livenation.com. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000. Tickets (incl. GST) $46, $60.50, $86.

Rock The Centre – featuring Shinedown, In This Moment, One Bad Son, 10 Years on Friday, April 6, 7 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $29.50, $49.50, $59.50 (plus service charges), general admission floor, reserved stands seating, all ages. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000.

Tyler Cotton Tail Dance – Social and Square Dancing Saturday, April 7, 5-11 p.m. at OAP Hall, 3015-273 St., Aldergrove. Doors open 5 p,m., Pot Luck Supper 6 p.m., Dance 7:30 p.m. Guys ’n’ Gals Square Dance Club. Caller and DJ Tyler Wagner. Come out and have fun dancing with your friends and bunny. Tickets $ 8 each. Info and tickets call “Busy Bunny” (Darlene) 604-358-2841. Food to bring, call Pauline 604-722-2874.

Cirque Du Soleil’s Crystal – breakthrough ice experience opens in Abbotsford April 11 at Abbotsford Centre. Charge by Phone 1-855-985-5000. Tickets (incl. GST) $35, $47, $60, $80, $105, $130 (plus service charges).

90th Annual Bradner Flower Show – April 13-15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Bradner Community Hall & Bradner Elementary School, 5305 Bradner Rd., Abbotsford. Admission $2. Hundreds of daffodil varieties on display, Tea Room with homemade food and baking, plant sale, crafts, music, wineries, craft beer tastings, gardening seminars and special speakers. Opening Ceremony 2 p.m., Apri 13 with gardening expert Brian Minter. Bradner Hand Bells at 1 p.m. Decorating by the floral designers at Simply Perfect Flowers. Fun for the whole family. All money raised through cut flower sales will be donated to Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Info at: bradnerhall.ca; facebook.com/bradnerhall; bradnerflowershow@gmail.com

Steve Miller Band – with Peter Frampton, Monday, April 16 at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $39.50, $59.50, $79.50, $99.50 (plus service charges), reserved seating, all ages, at www.livenation.com, charge by phone 1-855-985-5000.

Michael Kaeshammer – singer/songwriter/pianist/producer in concert at The Clarke Theatre, Mission, Friday, April 20. Tickets are $37.50 (plus facility fee & service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at 1-855-955-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.

Dirty Dancing – Thursday, May 3, 8 p.m. at Abbotsford Centre. Tickets (incl. GST) $39.50, $59.50, $75.50, $89.50 (plus service charges), reserved seating, all ages. Tickets available at ticketmaster.ca, charge by phone 1-855-985-5000.

Romeo and Juliet – Bard in the Valley production Friday, June 29, Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 (as part of Fort Langley’s Canada Day Celebrations) at 7 p.m. on the lawn in front of Fort Langley’s historic community hall. Also performances on July 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 at the Township 7 Winery in Langley. The Sunday performance is a matinee and begins at 2 p.m. Evening performances begin at 7:15 p.m. Additional performances on July 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 29 on the outdoor Spirit Square Stage in Douglas Park in Langley City. The Sunday performances are matinees and begin at 2 p.m. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m. Info: www.bardinthevalley.com

Alcoholics Anonymous – see website: www.district43aa.org or phone 604-533-2600.

Housing Counselling for Seniors – Trained Volunteer Housing Counsellors are available Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Langley Senior Resources & Recreation Centre, 20605 – 51B Ave. Book an appt. at 604-530-3020, ext 305. Drop-ins also welcome. Information regarding rental housing in the Langley area.

Friday Night Dances – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Live bands. Come for fun, friendship and exercise to Abbotsford Social Activity Ass’n., 33889 Essendene St., Abbotsford. See website: abbysocialactivityassoc.com

South Fraser Community Band – intermediate band looking for new members (Surrey-White Rock-Langley-Aldergrove-Abbotsford). Meet in music room, Elgin Park Secondary School, 13484 – 24 Ave., Surrey. Rehearsals Thursday evenings 7:45-9:45 p.m. Info: President Bob Butula at 604-502-0456.

Conversation Circles – at Aldergrove Library. If you are learning English and want to practice speaking with other people then join us for weekly guided discussions. Held in partnership with Langley Community Services Society. Please pre-register. Thursdays, ongoing, 10 a.m. – noon.

Langley Amateur Radio Association – meetings held second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Cres. in the City of Langley. See website www.lngara.com for info.

Port Kells Art Club Classes – every Monday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with general meetings third Monday of each month at 1 p.m. New members all levels of experience welcome. Annual membership $30. Club exhibits three to four times per year. Located at 20701 Fraser Hwy. in Langley. Info: Linda Hamilton at 604-287-6799.

Aldergrove Veterans & Seniors 55+ Drop In Centre – join us at 27247 Fraser Hwy. We prepare a full, hot, home cooked meal including tea, coffee and dessert which we start serving at 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., followed by games. Great place to meet new people, drop in for a coffee to see what we are all about. Open 10 a.m., Tuesday to Friday.

Connect Now Aldergrove – business networking group meets fourth Wednesday of each month, 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Aldergrove White Spot Restaurant, 3070 – 264 St. Reservations required. See website: https://www.connectnowbusinessnetwork.com/events/#!event/2016/3/23/connect-now-aldergrove

Carpet Bowling – at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 Street, on Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. Cost per person is $1.

Partners Bridge – every Friday except second Friday of each month, 7 p.m. at Aldergrove OAP Hall, 3015 – 273 St. Newcomers welcome. Cost $2. Info: 604-607-0504.

Square Dance Classes – Sundays at 12:30 p.m. at the Aldergrove OAP Hall, Fraser Hwy. at 273 Street. Singles and couples welcome, free admission, first three dances no experience. Info: call Tyler, 604-590-9039.

Singalong Songfests – join in or listen while the Autumn-Tones celebrate “the old tunes” with singalongs in Abbotsford, Mondays, 1-3 p.m. All ages, genders and ethnicities welcome. Song lyrics are provided. Instruments invited at the ASAA Drop-in Centre, on Cyril St, Abbotsford. Info: Ed 604-853-8624.

Aldergrove Toastmasters Leaders Club – meet the first and third Monday of each month from 6:45 to 8 p.m., upstairs room on the far right, 26245 – 28 Ave., Aldergrove. Info: president Millie McConnell, 604-825-3334.

Yoga in the Country – at Jubilee Community Hall, 7989 Bradner Rd. Abbotsford, Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30. All levels welcome. Drop in fee $6 per session, bring a yoga mat. Certified instructors.

Glen Valley Watershed Society – Is the future of our local streams health important to you? Join a group of interesting, passionate people that are looking for others with the same interests in NE Langley/NW Abbotsford – to protect our waterways to ensure a healthy environment. Info: Lisa at stewardship@leps.bc.ca

Aldergrove Toastmasters – meets every Monday, 7 p.m. at Aldergrove Community Secondary School in room 125. Boost your self confidence; become a better speaker and have fun. Info: Vicki Austad, 604-856-5970.

Volunteer Drivers Needed – to help seniors. No special insurance needed. Kilometres reimbursed. Call Janice at 604-530-3020 Ext 302.

People in Pain Network – non-profit organization which assists people living with all types of chronic pain. A new, free Fraser Valley support group at Aldergrove’s Seventh-Day Adventist Church, on the third Tuesday each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at 26245 – 28 Ave., Aldergrove. Info: Dick e-mail at dick@pipain.com, or 604-928-0486.

Classics Book Club – Join the lively discussion at this new book club and get acquainted with the great books of world literature. Meets on the first Wednesday of every month, 7 p.m. at Murrayville Library. Coffee provided.

Fort Langley Library Knitting Circle – Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. Drop-in. Bring your knitting to the library and enjoy the companionship of working with others on your project. Beginners welcome. Info: www.fvrl.bc.ca

Fraser Health Crisis Line – recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. Visit website www.options.bc.ca and follow the link for the Crisis Line.

Post Abortion Healing Services – for post abortion healing support, please contact Tanya at Your Pregnancy Options, Aldergrove – info@yourpregnancyoptions.ca, 604-856-9151, www.yourpregnancyoptions.ca

Langley Amateur Radio Association — meets first Thursday of month at 7 p.m. at Brookswood Firehall #5, 20355 32nd Ave., Langley. Coffee and sweets provided. Info, email: Don dondee@shaw.ca

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